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What is treatment of abdominal gases lam 37female past medical history normal?

What is treatment of abdominal gases lam 37female past medical history normal?

Two ways to decrease: If it is bloating/flatulence, the usual cause is byproducts of bacterial digestion of the indigestible compounds in the GI tract by bacteria. This is done by decreasing the intake of fiber, as well as possibly lactose, then if chronically constipated, increasing speed of elimination of feces with a prescription med like Amitiza (lubiprostone) or linzess. Then gradually increase the amount of fiber in your diet. ...Read more

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What does having a past medical history of "multiple bipolar disorder" mean?

What does having a past medical history of "multiple bipolar disorder" mean?

Multiple Episodes: Bipolar disorder is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out daily tasks. Symptoms of bipolar disorder are severe. Sounds as if you have experienced frequent episodic changes from your normal mood. Many factors act together to produce the illness or increase your risk. Treatment is essential and can be effective over the long-term. ...Read more

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31yrs old.2miscarraiges.1st missed 2nd anembryonic.spontaneous miscarraiges.no medical history and no family history of immune disorders.want ur guid?

31yrs old.2miscarraiges.1st missed 2nd anembryonic.spontaneous miscarraiges.no medical history and no family history of immune disorders.want ur guid?

Miscarriage: Speak with your Obstetrician about a work up for recurrent miscarriages. You may have some factors in your blood that are causing it and anticoagulants may help during your pregnancy. ...Read more

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I been having recurrent aphtous ulcers for many years. Otherwise no other symptoms or past medical history. Pls give advice on reducing the frequency?

I been having recurrent aphtous ulcers for many years. Otherwise no other symptoms or past medical history. Pls give advice on reducing the frequency?

Check for trigger: Recurrent aphtous ulcers or canker sores can be caused by a number of triggers or initiators. These lesions are not bacterial or viral origin. Stress, trama, weakening from illness, food additives or colorings or flavoring, wine, nuts, etc. You should journal your food and drink intake, habits, and dates to determine if these occur after certain times or job or school schedules, or intake. ...Read more

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Reasons for adult-onset facial tics? No history of medication, no history of tics nor tourette's. Started at age 22

Reasons for adult-onset facial tics? No history of medication, no history of tics nor tourette's.  Started at age 22

Maybe not tics: Would consider possibility of facial myokymia, and even the entity of "hemifacial spasm". Focal motor seizures might be cause. If just localized "tics" over one side of face, unlikely to be tourette's. Advise visit to neurologist, get examined and pursue etiology. ...Read more

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Male, 24, personal history of seizures and big family history of heart disease. Having episodes if chest pain no neck/jaw pain. Anxiety or heart prob?

Male, 24, personal history of seizures and big family history of heart disease. Having episodes if chest pain no neck/jaw pain. Anxiety or heart prob?

Can't say...: You understand it is not possible to diagnose his chest pain as heart-related or not, online, without examination or ecg, without complete knowledge of his risks, and in 400 characters. But. With that said, i will say that the odds are, at the age of 24, it's not his heart. Nonetheless, chest pain should never be ignored. Have it checked out. ...Read more

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Complaining of hematemisis and Hgb level of 5 not responding to iron IM shots no relevant medical history or family history no other symptoms ?

Complaining of hematemisis and Hgb level of 5 not responding to iron IM shots no relevant medical history or family history no other symptoms ?

GI evaluation: If you are throwing up blood (hematemesis) and have a hemeglobin of 5, you would certainly need to see a GI specialist and be thoroughly evaluated for an upper G I bleed, which could be life threatening. ...Read more

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If a child has an immigrant parent, what are problems getting medical history and records?

If a child has an immigrant parent, what are problems getting medical history and records?

MEDICAL RECORDS: The immigrant usually brings important papers with him like medical records, diploma, school grades and exams, resume, etc. He knows all of these are needed during relocation. ...Read more

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Why would a doctor ask a patient about past medical history of depression, asthma, hiatal hernia, and migraine?

Why would a doctor ask a patient about past medical history of depression, asthma, hiatal hernia, and migraine?

ROS: A comprehensive review of systems is often part of a visit with a doctor. It helps to understand more about the patient. ...Read more

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Chf of unknown ethi & ef @ 10% no other med conditions. No recent viral infection. Any advice as for cause and chances of full recovery? 41 yo male

Chf of unknown ethi & ef @ 10% no other med conditions. No recent viral infection. Any advice as for cause and chances of full recovery? 41 yo male

Idiopathic: Check for chagas. Most often no etiology is found. There is hope for recover if transient myocarditis. You must take medications which inculde Coreg (carvedilol) and ace/arb. Coenzyme q10 400 mg per day naturally might help. Start a gentle doctor prescribed exercise program- very gentle. Keep the spirits high. Hopefully whatever caused it will reverse. Good luck. ...Read more

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Possible causes of a tonic-clonic seizure in 32 year old woman with no previous seizures or any neurological issues of any sort?

Possible causes of a tonic-clonic seizure in 32 year old woman with no previous seizures or any neurological issues of any sort?

Irritability: Inflammation and irritability of brain (nervous system) causes seizures. Change diet and lifestyle to prevent future episodes. Avoid grain, lentils, milk protein containing foods. Consume flesh foods, eggs, olive/coconut/avocado oil, grass fed butter, vegetables, minimal fruit. Get sunshine for 30-45 min daily or vitamin D3 10,000 IU/day, probiotics. Exercise for at least 10-15 minutes/day. ...Read more

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Is a family medical history important? 

Is a family medical history important? 

VERY VERY IMPORTANT: Dear bgonzalez, i feel that family history is at least 50% of a patient's evaluation. I still believe that family genetics is greater than 50%, perhaps 70% of my focus on a patients's potentially preventable disease. If there is breast cancer in the family at an early age-more attention to early diagnostic testing is appropriate. Myriad now has certain tests available. See their website, . ...Read more

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Do previous history of bell's palsy cause a risk factor for anything?

Do previous history of bell's palsy cause a risk factor for anything?

Not likely: Most cases of bell's palsy are reversible and do not recur. However, if repetitive bouts are present, questions of underlying causes should be considered, and additional testing may be needed. ...Read more

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I'm wondering can the stress of past medical issues cause depression now?

I'm wondering can the stress of past medical issues cause depression now?

Yes, in the midst of: a medical (or any life challenge) issue we do not have time 2 process the emotional issues that arise. When the crisis passes, our psyche still needs to process what has occurred. Depression is one possible reaction, other symptoms could occur as well. Some people could have a sudden surge of anger, nightmares, or panic attacks. The symptoms are our unconscious' way of getting our attention & help ...Read more

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If there is past family history of 2 deaths from bowel perforation (1 colonoscopy, 1 cdif) could there be increased risk for other family members?

If there is past  family history of 2 deaths from bowel perforation (1 colonoscopy, 1 cdif) could there be increased risk for  other family members?

Not clear: If i understand what you are asking, there is no risk to have bowel perforation because others had it. Specially from a colonoscopy. Cdiff is an infection and the only risk is to get the infection from the relative that had it. ...Read more

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History of endometriosis, had ablation last year. Frequent abdomenal pain. Ob/gyn jumps to historectomy. Why? Any other possibilities? Tests? Etc.

History of endometriosis, had ablation last year. Frequent abdomenal pain. Ob/gyn jumps to historectomy. Why? Any other possibilities? Tests? Etc.

Definitive treatment: If you are through having children, then the definitive treatment for endometriosis is hysterectomy with removal of the tubes and ovaries as well. That offers you about a 95% chance for cure. If you are unsure about your doctors advice, get a second opinion. ...Read more